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6:00pm the junction army private who leaked hundreds of thousands of u.s. documents learned his sentence today. bradley manning will spend years or decades in prison. and behind the fire lines, crews across the western are trying to save land and homes with few resources. ♪ ♪ i♪ ♪
>> there are new accusations of chemical warfare in syria. opposition groups claim the government used chemical weapons during an overnight offensive. we want to warn you that some of the video we are about to show you is graphic and we have selected images that we thought were appropriate to air. the video is coming out of syria show sick people being treated by hospital workers. well, some are lying motionless, activists and opposition forces say that they are victims of bad chemical weapons used by the government. other videos show survivors struggle to go breathe. al-jazerra cannot independently verify any of the videos. activists saying the attack happened in a suburb of duh mass damascus, residents there are calling in a massacre. a spokesman for the military council for the free syria army who is in the area wher where te attacks took plays gives thisth. he says the death toll has reached more than 1200. rockets loaded with toxic agent
were launched at the suburbs and hospitals are not able to accommodate the number of victims arriving. just a moment ago the u.n. security council emerged from an emergency meeting with members and said the u.n. needs to figure out what happened and determine if chemical weapons were, indeed, used. john was there and has more. >> the security council met here at u.n. headquarters in new york for two hours. it was a meeting called for by the united states. the u.k., franz, luxembourg, and south korea. the security councilmembers were addressed by the deputy secretary general, who laid out what the u.n. knows about this latest chemical weapons attack in syria. calling it deeply disturbing and said it was clearly an escalation of violence if it turns out to be true. >> we see the need to investigate this as soon as possible. this represents no matter what the conclusions are, a serious
escalation with grave humanitarian consequences and human consequences. >> now it's up to the second general and his secretariat here to u.n. head areaser headquartek to negotiate to see how quickly, if the a all, the team of investigators can look in to this latest alleged chemical weapons incidents just outside duh mass kiss. >> he went from president to prisoner a matter of months, but it now looks like the former ruler of egypt going home. he will be under house arrest. what investigators look in to corruption charges, david jackson is live for us from cairo, david, a bit surprising that there wasn't some kind of an appeal here, is there a reason for that? >> welt, there will be no further air peel in this case. the prosecutors have ran out of appeals to bring to the trial.
prison in this case kne mubarakl be let go from the prison we are thinking 8 to 9 hours from right now. you can see behind me we are under the curfew here in cairo that we have been under for the past several days, not a car moving out there. it is thought that after this curfew is released at 6:00 in the morning, shortly ther therer there will be some movement there at that prison if he's, in fact, release leesed and then taken to an undisclosed location, exactly how they are going to get the former -- the deposed leader out of the prison and in to something that is secretive enough to be taken to house arrest somewhere that nobody can find will be an interesting trick in and of itself. but no further appeals as we mentioned, and he will be moved at that time. >> tony. >> he may be free soon but certainly not off the hook. he's facing a retrial for failing to stop the killing of protesters, correct?
>> no, you are right, he's not off the hook at all. the other trial could begin as soon as four days from now, on the 25th of august and that trial will not require, as we are being told, his presence so he'll stay in the house arrest but the trial itself could begin the 25th of august and that trial could take up to a year. it is presumed that he will remain, though, in a secreted house arrest location for at least that period of that year, as that trial begins to unfold. >> all right, and david, if you would, let's get an update on the current situation inky just in egypt.thee.i. says us suspene of equipment. any reaction for that statement? >> there has been reaction, the e.u. made a decision on that. we reported that 80% of the ad from the european union will be moved toward egypt and they'll get humanitarian aid that e.u.
said they should continue to get and yes, it will. it will not get the military aid that they had been providing that's something in half a billion dollars in aid. the spokesman for the foreign ministry here said that they were not particularly happy about the fact that the e.u. had submit it up allowing humanitarian aid, holding back military aid here is what he had to say. >> we are ready to cooperate with any party in the world as far as the other party is ready to cooperate with us. without interfering in our inning certainly affairs -- interfering in our internal affairs without using this as a way of leverage or a sort of pressure to affect our decisio decisions. >> so the foreign minister of the military government believe that his they are trying to apply leverage to the military government itself by withhold that go military ada laying the
humanitarian aid, the u.e. maintains it's important to keep aid flowing at all to the people here in egypt who really need it the most. tony, back to you. >> okay, david, appreciate it. david jackson for us in cairo. you know, not everyone is happy with the news of mubarak's possible release, here say report from cairo. >> reporter: watching as the man they hold responsible for the killing of their son is ordered released from prison. whatever the fate of former president mubarak, the decision is another hit for a family who is still waiting for answers. they showed me the picture of 18-year-old son who was killed during the up rising when a car ran him over. he's kept it in his pocket for almost three years. >> first it's the corruption cases, then it will be my son's case. the one about the killing of protesters. mubarak will eventually be cleared of everything. i just want someone to tell me who is responsible for killing my son? who ran him over?
>> i feel like any mother would in this situation. i lost my son so suddenly. i thought our justice system was fair. but i would like someone to explain what's fair about it. >> reporter: mubarak was ordered releasreleased by a court in tos the former president received gifts from state run publisher. his lawyers argued that he has to date not formally been convicted of any crime in the period of descension pending judgment has expired. the decision is significant given the current crisis. >> the implication is that mubarak is not being acquitted, mubarak will now be subject to trial for three different cases. and it means for the most important that they will use it for marking, that the july 3 movement is is not just a revolution, it is a military coup. >> reporter: on the screed, a feeling of di deflation more thn anger. >> if the judge decides to release him, it's his ruling. and we have to accept it.
this is the rule of law. >> i don't agree that he should be released. we had a revolution, people died. what was that all for? anyway, things have gone just back to the way they were before. >> we have other things on our minds, the violence and so on. the man is gone anyway. it won't make a difference, so i don't feel anything. >> reporter: there is a general feeling here that so much is going on in the country, what happens to mubarak is pretty irrelevant. after so many of his inner circle have been released, whether happy or sad, people are not surprised by this verdict. >> reporter: mubarak will be back in court on the 25th of august for his retrial on charges related to killing of protesters during the 2011 up rising. the same day senior members of the muslim brotherhood will also stand trying. it's ironies like that which further strene thens the idea that the judiciary is not independent of political developments. they don't care about politics
or even who is in power, they want justice for their son. every corner of their home a reminder of why their lives will never be the same again. al gentleman searal-jazerra cai. >> he's responsible the largest leak in history. and bradleyson, mike has more from washington, transparency is far from settled. after three years of questions and controversy, bradley manning came to court once more this time to learn his fate. his sentence, 35 years after being convicted of espionage and other charges, 20 in all, for giving classified document to his wiki leaks. outside ford immediate, maryland, manning supporters began to continue the fight for a man they regard as a hero.
[ bradley, we are with you, you are a hero ] >> reporter: the leak was as startling asthmas i have. 700,000 documents. including the now infamous video, taking from on board an americana patchy helicopter in iraq, an attack that killed 11 noncombatness, including two journalists and wounding two children. its release was met with outrage. the presiding military judge cleared manning of the most serious charge, aiding the enemy, a death penalty offense. as it stands, manning could be eligible for parole after surveying third of his sentence. at the outset, manning said his motive was to make the world a better place and spark a national debate. but after being found guilty, he was contrite. telling the judge before sentencing, i am sorry that my actions hurt people. i am sorry i hurt the united states. in a statement read today by his lawyer, manning said that he will ask for a presidential par darn or have his sentence commute today time served. >> the decisions made in 2010 were made out of a concern for
my country and the world that we live in. if you deny my request for a pardon i will serve my time knowing that sometimes you have to pay a heavy price to live in a free society. >> reporter: some polls suggested most people favored manning's prosecution and some national security specialists, like former assistant second of defense charles stimpson said his actions harmed national security. >> i think it's appropriate in terms of what he did. >> reporter: but free speech advocates say the case will have repercussion for his other high-profile whistle blowers. >> even if edward snowden's initial comments when he liked his information about the million dollars nsa he said he didn't want to be an example by bradley manning, this will have a chilling effect in the future and that's the government's intents. >> reporter: after the manning episode the debate continues o t
to pardon bradley manning. >> that's probably for the 2016 campaign. mike for us, appreciate it. thank you. now we have the senior managing attorney at the certainty for constitution the rights. good toe talk to you. >> on thank you. >> what's year reaction to the sentence? >> 35 years for a young man it's astonishing long. my first reaction is on the day mubarak gets out manning gets his sentence long are their someone who tour fewed people from abu grave, anybody that killed civilians in afghan san. >> safghanistan. >> what should happen to people that leaked confidential information. he signed a confidentiality at this agreement. what should happen in terms of investigate the information that he has leaked? >> right, you know, look, there has to be accountability for the people who carried out war crimes and that sort of thing. and it hasn't happened under this administration.
he was a government employee or soldier here. people like this draw this distinction, they say journalistses ought to be able to give this information. but they should, able to be punished for it because they have sign ahead away their rights when they agreed to work with the government. >> reporter: on matters of public interest there is no reason for the opposite rule. it's for public interest, war rhymes, that short of thing ought to be allowed to be released even if the government has claimed it's classified. >> shouldn't be there some system for a government employee that feels that he is watching wrongdoing? shouldn't there be a system where a government employee could come forward with some sort of protection? >> there should be. but here all the systemses failed. we have seen it over and over with whistle blowers when people report wrongdoing they get punished for it. mannings conversion moment was when he tried to report that some iraqi detainees were actually political protesters and held wrongly and his
supervisors didn't want to hear about it. >> we really don't know who bradley manning is. his attorney even said so, he's nighter a hero, nor a trader. we don't know who he is and don't mo what his true intentions were. do we? >> i think his attorney has to say that. because he had to, you know, come out as very contrite. but we know from his chat log -- >> you think it was a coerced apology from manning himself? >> i think it always is a little bit at sentencing, we know from the chat logs with the person who turned manning in, adrian a fellow hacker being that roning the the reason did he it was because he saw war crimes and had to do something about it. a diplomatic wrongdoing by the u.s. and he had to do something about it. >> do you see a presidential pardon in the off something. >> maybe not. but parole. within eight years he could be eligible. this person did america a favor by helping out our droops out of iraq and afghanistan, reporting the wars weren't going anywhere as well as the president wanted to us do be.
just just like daniel in vietnam and he needs our thanks. >> you recognize size the other side of that as well. >> you couldn't run a government if people were allowed to make these jump little, if we have good internal systems for whistle blowing and a system where you could get off, make it a defense that it was in the public interest. >> thank you for being with us, the senior managing attorney at the certainty for constitutional right here in new york. good to talk to you. flesh. >> you are thanks for having me. >> wild fires burning in the west are now threatening a national treasure. in northern california, a 25 square mile fire is out of control nereo sim at this national park. more than 50 fires are threatening people and property across at least 10 western states, the national i want agency fire center is now at its highest state of alert. that has not happened in five year, the cost now more than a billion dollars. >> i am meteorologist tim, i
will take you to the fires right now. we are talking a little bit of a different aspect of that that's the air quality in the area. of course with the fires, you have seen the videos and how badly the smoke s this is really effecting people that are far away from the fires. in some locations the air quality is at hazardous levels as well as the elderly if you see smoke stay inside until the wind changes, this is whatter with look ago flight. we are seeing thunderstorms pushing up towards the north. slowingly doing this day after day. what they are doing is they are raining, cooling the atmosphere and right now, we are seeing temperatures in the region a little bit cooler than what we have seen previously. still looking at red flag advise ry. bad air quality. temperature in boys 90 degrees which seems high but no, sir at high as two or three days ago this time during the day it was
96 degrees. we are getting a little bit of cool down. average at this time of year in this ring sun 85. california different story, 97 temperatures, fire threat is also very high. >> claims of torture still ahead on a al-jazerra. >> former prisoners recount their horrors inside a north korean prison. plus surviving a hurricane, the new plan new orleans has in place to avoid another disaster like katrina a ♪ ♪ balloo
with an autographed jersey, and obama shared a few praise. >> coach shula retired with more wins than any coach in history. each time that record has been challenged, team after team has fallin short. >> michael eaves joins us to talk more about that. the president was having a lot >> al jazeera america, a new voice in american journalism. introduces america tonight. >> in egypt police fired tear gas -- >> a fresh take on the stories that connect to you. >> they risk never returning to the united states. >> we spent time with some
members of the gangster disciples. welcome back, everyone, more signs the housing recovered i is getting stronger, love the sound of this. sales of existing homes are now at their highest level since 2009. with more here is real money's ali, great signs, i ever a house to sale. how significant are these and you are hoping to wait it out and get there. or you have been looking for a house and mate waite for this minute to get n now house prices have been edging up. you know, and you are thinking maybe it's time to get in. the fact, is the housing market is so instrumental to the rest of the economy, we saw this with the housing crash, tony, when so many people are out of all arouy
good sign. >> so, wait a minute, how is this happening, even as mortgage rates climb?
are edging higher, and that's what you have to watch out for. >> give us a look ahead to the program at 7:00 p.m. e out, we'll discuss that at 7:00 eastern right higher on real money. >> see you at the top of the hour. good to talk to you. thanks, man. the heart of hurricane season fast approaching. and new orleans still recovering from hurricane katrina is rolling out a creative system to save people from the next disaster, al gentleman vera's robert ray has the story. >> reporter: it stands 14 feet fall and weighs 800 points.
in new orleans this metallic man means a symbol of safety. >> not many things serve as a logical, functional role. >> reporter: in august of 2005, the world watched. >> i saved a few people at the houses and i could have drowned myself. >> thank you. thank you. >> reporter: the aftermath of hurricane katrina proved to be a failure across all levels of government. eight years later, new orleans officials hope that they have their evacuation systems figured out. and art is part of the solution. >> somebody told me the other day it looks like somebody trying to catch a mardi gras bead. we watched the whole battle. >> reporter: in search of an iconic imager, lieutenant colonel jerry sneed a marine with decades of disaster experience. >> look at what we are doing to improve thing. >> reporter: and robert the founder of a greats roots organization joined forces. >> we pride ourself in art and so on and so forth we did a
contest with the art community. >> reporter: with the help of fogarty's organization, the city placed 17 of these sculpture around new orleans and for good reason. >> 25 no 30,000 of our sit sense that just need as tans getting out. >> reporter: many are rand handicapped and don't have cars. this icon has has the chance to save lives. >> reporter: on the coasts of louisiana, contraflow goes in to effect. what that means is that major roads that normally go this to the city, are then forced out. so people can evacuate. >> a kim of roads open for emergency vehicles, the major systems, interstate systems are all the going away from new orleans. >> reporter: in 2008. contraflow sending vehicles way from the city. >> we are only major city that ever did a full scale evacuation
and it works. >> reporter: because the he whack vague location signs were so simple then, people were confuse about where to go. the city hopes that the sculptures around town will help. >> i think it's an excellent idea. eespecially because people are aware of those places. >> reporter: her home in the lower ninth ward was under 10 feet of water during hurricane katrina, the sculptures of safety are i a welcome sign. >> if they say it's time to go i was time to go. we surrounded by water all over. >> reporter: a city with creativity and a mission to never leave their citizens trapped again. robert ray, al gentleman sear, a new orleans. >> michael is here with a look ahead to sports. >> yeah, tony, you know, football fans lover it hard and they love it violent, but the nfl doesn't want it to be too violent. houston texans defensive end antonio smith will miss the team's last two preseason games and the first game of the regular season after the nfl suspended him today for his
violent attack on dolphins guard richie incognito. he ripped off the helmet and hit him with it. that was during a preseason game on saturday. and the little league world series is in full swing and williams port penn, the title of best little league baseball team in the world is on the line. we are going take you there momentarily in sports and also tell but how one former little leaguer became a major league all-star. >> michael, thank you. facing his victims, still ahead on al gentlema al gentleman seaa entered by a person suspected the kill 16 afghan civilians. the number of crews work to go stop the flames. ç]
♪ ♪ >> welcome back, to everyone, to sal jazerra i am tony harris, army private first-class bradley manning has been sentenced to 35 years behind bars for the biggest leak classified in u.s. history. his attorney says he will have president obama for a barton or to commute the tense to time served the white house says it will be look ahead like any other. 2000 structures nearby are also in danger of the blaze now covering more than 25 square miles at least seven tp* firefighters are battling a dozen wild fires. an alleged chemical weapons tack earlier this morning sear yeah, video shows graphic an graphic d
disturbing vizio. hundreds of i civilians includig women and children have reported killed. al jazerra'al jazerra is followe store friday beirut in neighboring lebanon. >> reporter: activisioactivism g they investigate the claims that chemical weapons were used in the suburbs of damascus, now, the thing is this, there is a u.n. team in syria at the moment. they were investigating three alleged chemical weapons attacks. but those attacks hand a few months ago. it's very hard for us really to independently confirm what happened on the ground. but this wasn't the first time rebels actually accused the government of using chemical weapons, but it also wasn't -- but in the past as well, the government has accused of rebels of using these bad weapons as
well. so a very mercy situation on the ground. and undoubtedly the ongoing conflict, would only lead for more unrest. >> there are claims that inmates orator tooter. for the first time the u.n. is investigating and talking to former detainees, now here is a contract. >> reporter: north korean detectors recounted their experiences, there are no known pictures of what happens in these camps. but this provides a sketchy window into that world. this man says public executions were normal and he lived in fear that he could be next. the feeling of hunger was another constant. another man says that he was tortured on sit sponges of being a south korean spy. >> i have been core touched in different ways.
boughter boarding, electrical torture, the most painful was when they handcuffed by hand to the back. they were placed 60 centimeters above the ground and i couldn't sit or stand. i was left alone for three or four days. that was the most painful torture. >> reporter: both men were held also known as labor camp 15. it lies 100-kilometers northeast of pa i don't think yang. surrounded by mountain ranges, human rights organizations have previously documented the abuses that go on in north korean political prison camps. thought to hold between 150,200,000 people. but this time, it's a u.n. commission of inquiry, i three-person expert panel compiling the testimonies. >> we will leave no stone upturned and then we will give notice to the government of the north korea, so that they are on notice and have due process and have an opportunity to respond in detail. no just general that this is a
holland advertise act. it's a reaction to the whole community. a reaction which will be appropriately detailed to all the evidence that we have gathering. >> reporter: the north korean government has always denied the existence of political concentration camps. so far, it's shown little willingness to examine it's human rights record. the you feel n. commission of inquiry has generate aid sense of optimism among human rights grooves, they say it will provide an authoritative account of conditions in north korea. and they are hoping that whatever recommendations the commission eventually makes will help the world to take notice of the abuses there and put pressure on north korea to change its ways. florence louie, a al jazerra. >> the soldier who killed 16 civilians in a rampage last year in afghanistan has faced more of the people who survived his attack. staff sergeant robert bale's sentencing hearing continued today. he has pled guilty to 30 counts of murder and attempted murder.
alan how like i is it that a jury would grand bales parole? six people who are going to have to decide that and it's really anybody's guess right now. some people saying that these jurors will find a way to find some leniency for staff sergeant bales and give limb a chance at parole after several decades, others we have talked to who keep an eye on military proceedings like this who say there is no way that he will get life. we just don't know. we expect this proceeding to go about another four days at least with defense witnesses. and tony, for the first time we are hearing that from the defense team, that sergeant bales sergeant robert
pwa*eupls. bales. >> tone any. >> it will be interesting what he has to say, appreciate it, allen. thank you. thousands of miles way in afghanistan the families that bales attacked are trying to make sense of their loss. most will be happy with nothing less than a death sentence jennifer glass that is the store friday kaboul. >> reporter: march 11th 2012 american staff sergeant robert bales enters two small villages and killed 16 afghans, nine of them were children. four children, among the men was his brother. >> our strongest demands from
the american government that this person should be sentenced to death. any other sentence given to him is not satisfactory for us. >> reporter: he no longer lives here. like the rest of the victims' relatives, memories were too difficult. he's moved out of the village to the city of kandahar. the people know how bales should be punished. >> it's obvious he should be given the death penalty for su sure. tomorrow someone else will do the same thing, he should be punished and everyone in afghanistan should see it. >> if he were given the death penalty then the people would trust the government and support it. it would be a good thing if he were given the death penalty. >> reporter: in the days following the killings, local leaders moved quickly to avoid an attack on bales' base and to calm the relatives. the kandahar police chief gave them money for funerals and the u.s. paid compensation too. >> $50,000 were given for death,
and 12,000 for each of the wounds. >> reporter: in the past culture of afghanistan south, paying blood money sometimes brings forgiveness. not in this case. >> if he's not given the death sentence, that i will ask the afghan president that there should be a retile and this person should be given the death penalty. >> reporter: a retrial for bales is highly unlikely, the families say that they will appeal to international courts and human rights organizes. afghan lawyers here in kabyle ál are divided. some don't understand the plea bargaining system of america. all agree if he had be tried here in afghanistan, he would have been hanged long ago. >> falling from the sky, still ahead on al jazerra, the problem with lidge uns and moscow and the challenge it is giving sin test to his help the birds. late never sports, the little league world series is an annual right of summer, we will take you to williams port
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with an autographed jersey, and obama shared a few praise. >> coach shula retired with more wins than any coach in history. each time that record has been challenged, team after team has fallin short. >> michael eaves joins us to talk more about that. the president was having a lot ♪ ♪ >> more now on our top story. in the last 30 minutes a u n. security council meet on the ground syria wrapped up. john was there and joins us live now from the united nations.
john, what came of the meeting? >> reporter: i hope you weren't expecting much. it did not. within a the last hour or so we heard from the prison. she basically said that members of the security council welcome the determination of the second general to hold a thorough, impartial and prompt investigation in to the allegations coming out of the syria today. now, this wasn't everybody a formal statement to the press, it was what they call remarks to the press, that's the lowest form of communication coming from the security council, which is, in the final analysis, the final arbiter which it comes to it's national law, but the trouble is the council is split over syria they can't decide on anything. not human rights issues, not not investigations like this one, not refugees and that problem has been going on for sometime. the meeting was called for by the united states, the united kingdom, france, south korea and luxembourg. it lasted two hours and that's
all you are going to get at the end of it, tone. >> i wait a minute, john. can the security council at least agree that the team on the ground already near damascus to investigate previous claims of the use of chemical weapons investigate this latest episode? >> no is the short answer. and the reason for that is that the team on the ground has been put there by the secretary general, so it's up to him what happens next. now, the way it works here, is that if there is a desire by member country for his the team on the ground, put there to investigate this latest allegation, then they have to write to the secretary general and they have done. they are told that some 35 member countries have signed that letter. it's now up to the secretariat here in new york to lee ace with the government in damascus, the final analysis is nothing happens over there regarding these 20 inspectors unless damascus wants it to happen. >> all right, john tear foy us at the unites nations, thank you.
we are learning details about the nas. according to new documents they may have inadvertently collected 10s of thousands of communications between ordinary americans, i, a sex eat court says the nas went beyond the allowed scope of the spying program. the nsa says the information was mistakenly collected because i've technical problem and was purges. radioactive water is pouring out of the fuchs sheema nuclear plant in japan it's been doing so for days and keeps getting worse. line malone has more. >> reporter: 300 kubik meters of water contaminated with dangerously high levels of radiation has leaked from the fuchs sheema planned. it's dangerous and not one that could necessarily have been prevented. >> it's not a situation where if we increase our monitoring that there won't be any accidents.
it's all very well to predict these things but they keep happening one after another. >> reporter: the nuclear regulation authority says it's been upgrade today a serious nuclear incidents. they still don't know for sure how the radioactive water do the out. but enough water to fill an olympic size pool in the week has somehow breached the metal tanks even though they have been reinforced with concrete barriers and sand bars, through spes peck it was through a rubber involve. now the water is so tox tick it would ex-for pose a person to more raid action that an hour that they could be for five years. it's got going to the sea. >> it has deaf in the lay reached the f pacific. with this increased area of letter. they have to increase the area for the allowed to fish anymore
in to 267 the cabinet second says the government will do what they can. >> anyway you look at it, this is deplorable, the government will make every effort to halt the leak of contaminated water as soon as spot i believe. >> reporter: they have been trying to deal with leaks. they suggest this is a long way to go before fukishima and the surrounding area is anywhere near safe again. caroline malone, sal jazerra. >> in russia there are claims of pigeons falling from the sky. and while this may stir up images of the apocalypse, or not, scientists say there is a more reasonable culprit, it's called newcastle disease. al jazerra's peter sharp has our report. >> reporter: i have been out among moscow's pigeon population looking for signs of abhorrent behavior. looking out for pigeons that fall out of the sky. pitch uns that fly in to things.
pitch uns that are a little too friendly with people. in short, i am looking for zombie pitch uns. local televisions stations have been frightening the good people of moscow with this summer shocker. before death they start to resemble zombies said one science correspondent, they lose orientation and fly without a sense of direction and fall already lacking the strene to this get up. but this vet has examined dozens of dead birds and says the demise of the pigeons could be due to newcastle disease. >> the symptoms are apathy, no energy, breach of central nervous system. the pigeon is often found lying on its back with a twisted neck and foaming from its beak. >> reporter: but perhaps there is another reason for the appearance of a zombie pigeons. the superstitious here believe
that their behavior marks the end of times. the mystic was putin predicted the apocalypse would occur on august 23rd, 2013. that is on friday. the prophecy of a mad monk or newcastle disease? it's your choice. peter sharp, al jazerra in howe moscow. moscow. ♪ ♪ >> michael eve is his here, let's talk little league world series. >> yeah, the little champions before they happ hope to be dig champions. the it will crown its 67th championship team on sunday. with some of the best young talent from the united states taking on some of the world's best. al jazerra joins united states now from in tampa, florida recey
to them let. in 1980 the youngsters from zampa, florida stole the spotlight at the little league world series, led by future major league he recalls, gary she would field and bell. they are just two of 11 players to play in the little league world series and the major league world series and, we recently caught up with the 44 year olds sheffield at his home in tampa. the little league world series is around the corn, we you look back on it, what is your fond effort memory? >> never in my wildest dream did i think i would meet willie stargil, he popped up one day in the lunchroom and spoke to all the kids. and i was that one kid, the eyes wide open and it's like, man, that's willie stargil, you know,
he's the -- we are family, he's one of the best players in baseball. and on and on and on. i couldn't give him more praises than you can imagine, and when i saw him, it was like, wow. >> reporter: you got to pete pops were you are living like a rockstar at 10, 11 years old? >> yes, that's how you felt. we had derrek bell, tyrone griffin, my cousin derrek pedro, maurice all of these guys that i didn't realize then that we were going for make some kind of impact in life later on. and when i saw the talent that we had, i knew that we had something special. but you don't really appreciate it until later on in life. >> reporter: sheffield and the tampa team stormed in to the championship game against taiwan. the taiwan club was just too big and strong, as they suffered a heartbreaking 4-3 loss but not without controversy. >> i when you met the kids from taiwan, they were so tall, so business, doesn't to check their birth certificates?
>> that's exactly what we said. we -- when we first got there, all of the attention went to the taiwanese. and the reason was, is that they were hitting balls on top of the hill. you know, the cling sound being the aluminum bat, that ping, and when you hear the sound and then all of a sudden you see how far the ball is gone, you are like there is no way these kids are 11 and 12 years old. so it was already planted in us that these kids was older than us, and but we just said that it doesn't matter, we still are going to compete with them, we are still going to beat them and that's hugh we felt. >> reporter: what's the one piece of advice that you would give these kids playing in the little league world series? >> saver this moment. always saver this moment. and always cherish this moment and say, this is when it 8:00 we
big fella in sports. >> that he's big little leaguer, ross, no doubt. thanks so much. now to the nfl where the houston texans will be without their starting defensive end antonio smith for the next three games and that includes the regular season opener. the nfl suspending him today for his altercation with my midol ins guard richie incognito during saturday's preseason game he ripped off the helmet of incognito and then hit him with it. that's going to cost him nearly $400,000, but it was not the first time smith and incognito were involved in an in-game altercation. he actually was fined $11,000 last season for kicking incognito. sounds like some personal blood going back and forth there. but the league is not trying to
have guys going all mercenary m.m.a. style on the field. >> it's rough enough already. >> absolutely. >> appreciate it. thank you. the southwest, as you know is experiencing the worst drought in decades, new mexico has been hit especially hard. more than 90% of the state is experiencing a dry spell which officials describe as extreme and farmers as you would imagine are struggling, casey kaufman traveled to the farming community of anthony to find out more. >> this is every morning this is what you have to do every morning, check all the fluids. >> reporter: farm has be about in henry ortega's family for generations. >> check all the fluids. they are good. >> reporter: and he has the tools and knowledge to keep the business going. >> i have my tractor, my different, i have actually everything that i need. but actually, don't because i need the water. >> reporter: henry's 60 acres of land are going to waste because there is no longer enough river water for the farmers here. his neighbors are surviving the drought using a deep expensive
well. but henry can't afford it. it won't produce a crop this year for the first time in his life. >> it's going to be hard later on in the future. it's going to be real hard for the -- for the future farmers in this area. it hurts a lot. it hurts me. >> reporter: his irrigations ditches used to bring water from the recipients grand. the river is still flowing, but dropping water levels at the upstream reservoir means there is not enough for even. farmers have been using the rio grand to irrigate their fields for as long as anyone can remember. but it wasn't until they completed this dam dam in 1916 t people start today control the river and decide who got the water and how much of it. professor king has studied water management here for the past 20 years. he says the drought has brought on complex, legal battles pitting state against state, farmer against city and former against farmer. >> they are all driven by shortage. and this happens every team we
get in to a real bad drought. is people don't reach for their six shooters anymore. they reach for their lawyers. >> reporter: henry is also in the fight. he's part i've collective of small farmers demanding legal recognition of water rights that date back to the 1800s. >> can you survive without water? no. you are going to dry up like everything else. nobody wants to do that. so you are going to -- you are going to fight for your quarter rights, you are going to fight for your water. >> reporter: he keeps his tractors oiled and ready. opening america's legal system will prioritize his water rights. but industrial farms, cities in the state of texas all want the same resource. so henry ortega knows what he may ultimately need is $50,000 to dig a well. or a few good years of rocky mountain snow. casey kaufman, al jazerra, anthony, new mexico. >> kevin is back with a check of your weather and. >> coming up on real money, the housing market continues its
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>> hello again, well, this hour i am taking you over here towards the western pacific. now, we have been talking to you about the typhoon here. and all of the problems associated with it. i want to show you a visible satellite image from space of the storm before it made land fall. look at the size of the storm. first of all, the eye located about 24 hours ago was right up here. just to the northeast of taiwan. if you follow it back to where the feeder bands go, this distance is about a thousand miles. a very, very large storm. in the philippines, just in the
last four to five days, we have seen about 40 plus inches of rain, that's about this this much rain in five days, flooding has been phenomenal across the region, we have seen landfall with this storm. it's going in to china right now. the rain still going to be a big problem. over the next several days, as the storm dissipates, and that's what happens with typhoons, we still have a lot of moisture within the remnants of the circulation, so that's going to be falling across these southern portions of parts of china. well, down towards the southeastern part of the united states, it's still raining in many places, we are getting a break across alabama and parts of georgia, we need the break there because we have seen a lot of flatting. but flatting potential is still a big problem down here towards southern georgia as well as florida, we'll keep you up-to-date on this. that's a look at your national weather. your head lines are coming you feel.
7:00pm >> hello again, everyone, i'm tony harris. here are your top stories forage. former egyptian president hosni mubarak will be released. he's facing charges of accepting gifts from a state-owned newspaper. he's also on trial for mislabeled role of killing of protesters during th of protestr in the 2011 up rising against him. thopposition groups say hundreds of syrian women and children were killed in the at